Relationships between dry land strength, power variables and short sprint performance in young competitive swimmers

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Title: Relationships between dry land strength, power variables and short sprint performance in young competitive swimmers
Authors: Garrido, Nuno | Marinho, Daniel A. | Barbosa, Tiago M. | Costa, Aldo M. | Silva, António J. | Pérez Turpin, José Antonio | Marques, Mário C.
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Docencia Universitaria (GIDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
Keywords: Children | Swimming | Training and control | Front crawl | Testing
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: GARRIDO, Nuno, et al. “Relationships between dry land strength, power variables and short sprint performance in young competitive swimmers”. Journal of human sport and exercise [en línea]. Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 2010), ISSN 1988-5202, pp. 240-249. http://www.jhse.ua.es/ [consulta: 2 junio 2010]
Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify the dry land strength and power tests that can better relate with sprint swimming performance in young competitive swimmers. Twenty-eight (16 boys and 12 girls) young competitive swimmers of national level (12.01 ± 0.56 years-old, Tanner stage 1-2) volunteered to participate in this study. Swimming performance (25 m and 50 m freestyle sprint tests), muscle strength (bench press and leg extension) and muscle power (throwing medicine ball and countermovement jump) performances were tested. Spearman ranking correlation coefficient were computed to verify the association between strength and power variables with sprint swimming performance. Regarding strength tests, the bench press and leg extension exercises were moderate but significantly associated with 25 m and 50 m tests (-0.69 ≤ ρ ≤ -0.58). The sprint tests were only associated with throwing power tests (-0.74 ≤ ρ ≤ -0.54) and not with vertical jump height. The main results suggested that, simple dry land strength and power tests although moderate are significantly associated with sprint swimming performance in young competitive swimmers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/14138
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.4100/jhse.2010.52.12
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2010.52.12
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2010, Vol. 5, No. 2
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